INT. COFFEE SHOP - DAY
A coffee shop somewhere in New Mexico. MICKEY KNOX, his
back turned TO us, is sitting at the counter finishing a
meal. We hear the PING... BANG... of a PINBALL MACHINE
being played O.S.
MABEL, a waitress, comes over and fills Mickey's coffee
What kind of pies do you have?
Apple, pecan, cherry, and key lime.
Which do yourecommend?
Well, the key lime is great, but
it's an acquired taste.
I haven't had key lime pie in ten
When ya had it, did ya like it?
No, but that don't mean much. I
was a completely different person
ten years ago. Let's give key
lime a day in court. And a large
glass of milk.
Mabel turns to her right.
(to someone O.S.)
Should I make that twopieces?
CAMERA PULLS BACK and we see for the first time MALLORY
KNOX, Mickey's wife, sitting on a counter stool next to
him. Her back is TO the CAMERA as well.
My name's not Rosey.
(points at nametag)
Mabel EXITS FRAME.
Mallory hops from the stool, walks over and grabs the jar
next to the cashregister, then dumping out the coins on
the counter, she selects a quarter.
Hey, what the hell do you think
Mallory saunters past the cowboy playing pinball. As his
eyes follow Mallory, he loses his ball.
She walks to the JUKEBOX in the back, inserts the
quarter, selects a song, punches the buttons, a needle
lands on a record, and a good God almighty rockabilly
TUNEcuts through the coffee shop.
Mabel brings Mickey his pie and milk.
She ought not be doing that.
That's for Jerry's kids, not
rock 'n' roll.
CAMERA MOVES AROUND TO a CLOSEUP of Mickey. This is the
first time we see him. As he takes a bite of green pie:
I can't take her anywhere.
Mallory starts doing a slow, seductive fandango around
the coffee shop. She'sreally cooking and smoking.
Pinball cowboy and Mabel are starting to wonder just who
the hell these people are.
Mickey isn't paying much attention. He's too busy
enjoying his pie and milk.
EXT. COFFEE SHOP - DAY
A dirty pickup truck, sporting a confederate flag decal,
pulls up to the coffee shop. SONNY, OTIS, and EARL,
three tough-looking rednecks, pile out. Steam rises from
beneath thepickup's hood.
Goddamn this sumbitch is runnin'
hot. Y'all go inside. I'm gonna
check 'er out.
INT. COFFEE SHOP - DAY
The LOUDNESS of the rockabilly SONG slaps Sonny and Otis
in their faces as they walk inside the door. The sexy
sight of Mallory doing the ubang stomp stops them in
Good God almighty, what the hell
That's a bitch outta hell, son.Otis and Sonny exchange looks.
Take a run at 'er, kiddo.
Otis heads toward Mallory. Sonny moves over to the
counter next to Mickey.
Otis stands in front of Mallory, trying to copy what
she's doing. Her eyes are closed at the moment, so she
doesn't see him.
Mabel sets the Miller down in front of Sonny. Sonny
takes a swig, enjoying the floorshow.
That's some sweet piece of meat,
Mickey turns from his pie and looks at Sonny. His
expression betrays nothing.
Her name's Mallory.
The needle lifts off the record. The SONG ENDS.
Mallory opens her eyes and sees Otis.
Hells bells! Don't stop now,
sugar. I'm just getting warmed
Otis gives her his best shit-eating grin before turning
Sonny gurgles out a laugh.
Hey, I think she's sweet on you.
Otis turns to Mallory as she punches him hard in the
face, spinning him around.
Sonny spews a mouthful of Highlife.
Mallory grabs the back of Otis's head and smashes it
down on the table, cracking the linoleum.
Otis buckles, dropping to his knees.
Sonny jumps off the counter stool, but...